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March 22nd and 24th in the Muslim and Christian Quarters

posted Mar 18, 2010, 6:19 AM by Jack Cadranel
Next week's tours explore parts of the Muslim and Christian Quarters.
On Monday March 22nd we'll look at life "When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter".  Is the Old City of Jerusalem divided into four quarters each with its own population?  It sounds neat and tidy but it was never as simple as that.  Populations have moved from place to place and the boundaries of the “quarters” have always been fluid and porous.  This tour follows the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found in the Moslem Quarter between 1850 and 1936.  
We shall meet at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot.at 1.30 pm.
On Wednesday March 24th we shall tour the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  The Via Dolorosa marks Jesus' journey carrying the cross from his trial and condemnation by Pontius Pilate to his crucifiction at Golgotha.   For pilgrims it is a spiritual journey but from as early as the 4th Century Christians have also followed a physical "Way of the Cross" through Jerusalem.  Over the centuries the route has varied but became settled in the 18th Century.  The tour follows the stations along the route to Jesus' tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
We'll meet at 9.30am just inside the Dung Gate.
Please wear modest dress for both of these tours.  Each one lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
The following week is Pesach.  There will be tours of the Southern Wall Excavations on the morning of Wednesday 31st March and of Ramat Rachel on the afternoon of Thursday 1st April.